adolescent Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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Meaning of “adolescent” in the English Dictionary

"adolescent" in British English

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adolescentnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˌæd.əˈles.ənt/
C2 a ​youngperson who is ​developing into an ​adult
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adolescentadjective

uk   us   /ˌæd.əˈles.ənt/
being or ​relating to an adolescent: an adolescent ​boy adolescent ​concerns/​traumas/​problems used to ​describe an ​adult or an adult's ​behaviour that is ​silly and like a child's: adolescent ​humour/​behaviour
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(Definition of adolescent from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"adolescent" in American English

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adolescentadjective

 us   /ˌæd·əlˈes·ənt/
between the ​ages of a ​child and an ​adult: The two adolescent ​boys made ​theirmother very ​tired. If you ​describe an ​adult as adolescent, you ​mean that the ​person is ​behaving in a ​silly way.
adolescence
noun [C/U]  us   /ˌæd·əlˈes·əns/
[C] He had an ​unhappy adolescence.
adolescent
noun [C]  us   /ˌæd·əlˈes·ənt/
I ​teach in a ​middleschool, because I like ​young adolescents.
(Definition of adolescent from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “adolescent”
in Korean 청소년…
in Arabic مُراهِق…
in Malaysian remaja…
in French adolescent…
in Russian подросток…
in Chinese (Traditional) 青少年…
in Italian adolescente…
in Turkish ergen, genç, buluğ çağına ermiş kişi…
in Polish nastolat-ek/ka…
in Spanish adolescente…
in Vietnamese vị thành niên…
in Portuguese adolescente…
in Thai ซึ่งยังเยาว์วัย…
in German jugendlich…
in Catalan adolescent…
in Japanese 青年, 若者…
in Chinese (Simplified) 青少年…
in Indonesian remaja…
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